Walorski Announces Winner of 2019 Congressional Art Competition
John Glenn High School Student’s Artwork Will Hang in U.S. Capitol for a Year
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today announced Salem Slater, a student at John Glenn High School in Walkerton, as the winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Indiana’s 2nd District. Salem’s winning artwork, “Benevolence of the Beast,” will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for the next year alongside other winners from across the country.
“Congratulations to Salem on this achievement – I know 2nd District Hoosiers who tour the U.S. Capitol over the next year will enjoy seeing her great artwork,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “I want to thank all the students who submitted their work in this year’s Congressional Art Competition. It’s always exciting to see the incredible creativity and skill of our talented young artists!”
Congresswoman Walorski announced the winner at a reception at South Bend International Airport for the students who submitted entries and their teachers. Walorski also awarded second place to Chloe Marshall, a student at Penn High School in Mishawaka. Her artwork, “My Sister as Van Gogh’s Sister,” will be displayed in Walorski’s Mishawaka District Office for the next year.
Seventy-eight high school students from throughout Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District submitted entries, and a judging panel of local artists helped select the winning entry.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for Members of Congress to recognize the artistic talents of high school students in their districts. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.